Face to Face

Potential and Limits of Interactive Telelearning Systems Combined with Videoconferencing

This project has been funded by the programme SOCRATES-MINERVA of the European Union. The project was designed to evaluate the range of application and the use of desktop video-conferencing equipment to deliver and to support tele-training in professional and social skills. It has investigated the potentials and the limits of such systems in five various countries for various training contents and target groups.

Project aims

  • To evaluate the availability, the characteristics and the potential of desktop video conferencing for interactive telelearning systems.
  • To define and agree upon a setting of hardware and software which will serve as basis for subsequent development steps.
  • To develop pedagogical background and guidelines for the implementation and use of video conferencing
  • To test, for the various target groups and the different social and cultural settings, the extent to which the use of telelearning and videoconferencing could replace traditional methods
  • To develop and validate, based on the above mentioned experiences, curricula concepts for multimedia courseware
  • To disseminate the project outcomes through a variety of methods (which are described later in this chapter)
Coordination: BEST
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: December 2000 - November 2002
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.